The North and the East is not a ‘Tamil Homeland’ but the Homeland of ‘all the Inhabitants of Sri Lanka’
Posted on February 21st, 2015

‘Sri Lanka Patriot’

The North and the East is not the exclusive homeland of the Tamil speaking people as very incorrectly written in the 13th amendment to the constitution. It is actually the historical homeland of all the inhabitants of Sri Lanka. Therefore, this clause should be deleted from the constitution and replaced by ‘the North and the East is the historical homeland of all the inhabitants of Sri Lanka’ immediately by the Government. Also, the TNA should be told these facts in no uncertain terms immediately. The US, EU, UK, Canada, India and all other Eelamists should also be informed immediately about this. The US,EU,UK, Canada, India should be told once and for all not to interfere in any way in Sri Lanka by the Government. However, no one in this Government has the backbone to do so. Are we backboneless invertebrates? It seems so, sadly.

The archaeological records show that until the 14th century, the North and the East was a part of the Rajarata as attested by all the Buddhist archaeological sites found all over the North and the East. In fact, tanks such as Kanthale Tank were built by the Sinhala Kings as were many other tanks in the North and the East. This shows irrefutably that the North and the East was inhabited by the Sinhalese until the 14th century. Since the 14th century or later centuries, there has been migration from South India, mainly to the North of Sri Lanka.

If looking at the island’s history, even prior to 600 BC or so when the Sinhala people came into being, there were tribal people living in the island, and who has been living in this island even 10,000 years ago as attested by the many pre-historic caves found all over the island. The archaeological record shows that around 600 BC there was an Indian migration and along with mainly the indigenous tribes, the getting together of both the tribal peoples and the Indian migrants formed the Sinhalese people. This is irrefutably proven by the archaeological record. Therefore, the ancestors of the Sinhalese people i.e. the tribal people have been living in this island for more than 10,000 years. Even today, the Veddhas are the remnants of those tribal people. That the Sinhalese is a combination of mainly the earlier tribal people and the Indian migration is clear by even our features which are very indigenous such as flat noses and many other indigenous features (maha kalu Sinhalaya come to mind). Although we adopted an Indo-Aryan language due to the few Indian migrant’s influence and cross cultural combination, we are mainly descendants of those tribal peoples as even cultural traits such as devil worshipping suggests. The adoption of Buddhism also suggests our independence.

Since the 14th century or so, as I have stated above, there were migrations of other peoples from South India such as today’s Sri Lankan Tamils. As a result, today Sri Lanka is a multi cultural country. Today Sri Lanka comprises of Sinhala, Catholics, Sri Lankan Tamils, Indian Tamils, Muslims, Malays, Burghers, Veddhas and others. So today Sri Lanka is a multi cultural, multi religious and multi ethnic country.

Therefore looking at the archaeological record, how can anyone say that the North and the East is the ‘exclusive homeland of the tamil speaking people’? It is definitely not the case when looking at the archaeology and the history of the island. Therefore, what is written in the 13th amendment to the constitution is a blatant lie. It should be changed immediately and state that ‘the North and the East is the historical homeland of all the inhabitants of Sri Lanka’.

Even looking at the present situation since the 14th century, with the many migrations and Sri Lanka becoming a multi cultural, multi religious and multi ethnic country, how can the TNA racists demand the North and the East as some exclusive tamil speaking people’s homeland? This is a blatant violation of the rights of all the other inhabitants of Sri Lanka apart from the Sri Lankan Tamils.

Therefore I suggest that the Government immediately repeal what is written in the 13th amendment to the constitution i.e. that ‘the North and the East is an exclusive homeland of the tamil speaking people’ and replace it with ‘the North and the East is the homeland of all the inhabitants of Sri Lanka’.

Also immediately repeal the clause which says that the North and the East somehow has some exclusive right to a referendum to merge. This cannot be since the provinces of the country have been formed for administrative purposes only and not for the racist TNA to form illegal separate homelands or states. If the provincial system, formed for inclusive purposes is misused as a stepping stone to claim illegal Eelams, the Government should take action against such persons such as the TNA.

The Government should safeguard the fundamental rights of all the inhabitants of Sri Lanka to call this entire island their home, to live where they wish in peace in any part of the island and not let racists such as the TNA illegally claim exclusive rights to large swaths of the island which even goes again the archaeological records.

The Government should also immediately demand that the TNA stop once and for all any talk of Sinhala people in particular and all other peoples such as Catholics, Malays, Muslims, Veddhas or any other group of people not being able to live in the North. If the Government deems that the North has more than sufficient land for landless people living in other parts of the Island, the Government should have the right to decide to provide such land to any group of landless people. It is a human right of all peoples of Sri Lanka to land to cultivate for example, if they don’t have land to do so. Also it is the right of all the inhabitants of Sri Lanka to use the coastal resources of the island. The same goes for the exclusive economic zone around the island. Also land and police powers should never, ever be given to these racists such as the TNA as they do not respect the fundamental rights of all the inhabitants of Sri Lanka to call all parts of this island our home.

The Government should safeguard the fundamental rights of all the inhabitants of Sri Lanka i.e. the Sinhala, Catholics, Sri Lankan Tamils, Indian Tamils, Muslims, Malays, Burghers, Veddhas and not the rights of racists such as the TNA. This is one of the basic obligations of any Government. Also, due to this erroneous demands by the TNA and the LTTE, look at the destruction wrought on Sri Lanka in terms of loss of life, damage to the economy, loss of development opportunities for over thirty years. It is high time that the TNA respects the fundamental rights of all the inhabitants of Sri Lanka.

34 Responses to “The North and the East is not a ‘Tamil Homeland’ but the Homeland of ‘all the Inhabitants of Sri Lanka’”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    SLP !!!

    IF THE 13TH AMMENDMENT IS SCRAPPED, THE TALK OF TAMIL HOMELAND WILL BE NON EXISTENT. I DO HOPE THIS PRESIDENT WILL HAVE THE RESOLVE TO DO THAT. IT IS A FAR CRY, HAVING HELD MODI BY BOTH HANDS. LET US HOPE IT WILL BE SCRAPPED.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    But the INDO LANKA ACCORD says it is!

    Why JR., RP, CBK, MR, MY3 don’t SCRAP it.

  3. Independent Says:

    SLP,

    Except minorities 80% people agree with this. Why should this “homeland ” nonsense come into SInhale. The word itself his foreign. We have the word “motherland ” or MauRata no gedara rata.

    ” The North and the East is not the exclusive homeland of the Tamil speaking people as very incorrectly written in the 13th amendment to the constitution.”

    But I could not find where this is written. Can someone tell me where exactly it is written please ?

  4. Ananda-USA Says:

    Susantha,

    Aiyooo Sirisenaa riding on the “Yamapalana” mis-government CANNOT & WILL NOT REPEAL the 13th Amendment …. He is TOO BEHOLDEN to the Anti-National Forces who SUSTAIN HIM NOW!

    However … TAKE HEART my Friend!

    After the NEXT GENERAL ELECTION, there will be a NEW PATRIOTIC GOVERNMENT led by the NEW Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa …. who having LEARNED from the ganging up against him of the Anti-National Drohiyas …. will ABANDON ABJECT RECONCILIATION with TRAITORS & SEPARATISTS … and will REPEAL the 13th Amendment, DISSOLVE the Provincial Councils, and may institute a new DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM with GOSL APPOINTED District Governors!

    Listen closely my friend …. Do you hear the DEEP RUMBLING ROAR in the wind? It augurs the coming the TSUNAMI that will WASH AWAY the Yamapalanaya mis-government of assorted drohiyas, incompetents and imported misfits in the upcoming General Election!

    No amount of Mud-Slinging, Harrassment, and Undoing MR’s development projects can change that which is fueled by the deep yearning of our people for a TRULY PATRIOTIC government, by our people, of our people, and for our people!

  5. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    ANANDA !!! BRAVO BRAVISSIMO VERY WELL SAID.

    Yes, after the Nugegoda Jamboree, the Ocean Plates have moved, and is causing ripples all over Sri Lanka. A Political Tsunami is in the offing. I have already predicted in HLDMs write up. It is coming. It is coming.

  6. Cerberus Says:

    Sri Lanka Patriot, Thank you for a very intelligent article. This is exactly what we should be doing to counter separatism. In the meantime The Tamil diaspora are publishing lies on the Tamil net and also on the Wikipedia. We cannot control Tamil net but we can confront what they say on Wikipedia. Someone with a good knowledge of history has to confront them on what they have said with a scholarly article and replace the lies with truth. They have created a page trying to prove that they were the original inhabitants of Lanka. These facts are not correct and must be countered. (See links below)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_Tamil_people

  7. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    One of the most effective ways the Tamils have furthered their cause to claim so much including:
    -North and East as Tamil Homeland
    -that they and not the Sinhalese were the ONLY victims of the war
    -that the war was due to endless grievances done to them by the Sinhalese
    -That due to these grievances including the one sided accusation of human rights violation DONE TO THEM at the end of the war more Elam is justified. if Elam cannot be achieved right now then more autonomy, reparations, make Tamil an official language alongside Sinhalese and NO ONE shall point at them for any violations or they will be labeled RACISTS.

    IT HAS WORKED CHARMINGLY. FROM THE UNHRC, TO INDIA, TO THE US TO MANY WESTERN NATIONS SEE THE ENTIRE PROBLEM OF SRI LANKA AS AN UNENDING PERSECUTION OF TAMILS.

    I suggest that since the Sinhalese voice will not be heard by the Sri Lankan meidia, the Sri Lankan Government, the Indian government, the UN to the world we as the Sinhalese community must document what happened to us
    BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE WAR.
    SUBMIT IT TO THE BADU BALA SENA WHO CAN SET UP AN ARCHIVE OF THIS.

    THAT IS WHAT THE JEWS HAVE DONE AND NOW THE WORLD LISTENS TO THEM.
    IF THE SINHALESE WILL NOT BE HEARD BY THE WORLD THEN TURN TO THE SINHALESE BUDDHIST SANGA AND SOONER OR LATER THAT COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE WILL BE STRONGER THAN A MILITARY.

  8. Ananda-USA Says:

    The REGIME CHANGE artistes will now GO INTO HIGH GEAR with their KOLAM dances to MISLEAD, MISDIRECT and UNDERMINE the EMERGING PATRIOTIC TSUNAMI to RECOVER our dear Motherland from the grasp of her ENEMIES!

    Embala Sinhalayeni !

    Sathurange Dushta Kriya Kalapayata Rawatenna Epa!

    Apey WEERA Mahinda Rajapaksa Janadhipathi Thuma athulu Sri Lanka Nidahas Pakshayata Sathurangen Rata Beraganeemata Obey Uparima Sahaya Denu, Sanvidhanaya Wemu!

    Ratna Deepa, Janma Bhumi,
    Lanka Deepa, Vijaya Bhumi.
    Mey Apey Udaara Wu,
    Maathru Bhumi-yayi !
    Maathru Bhumi-yayi !

    Aaadi Sinhaley, Aey Apey Veera Meemuthun Layin,
    Saara Wu, Udaara Wu,
    Maathru Bhumi-yayi !
    Maathru Bhumi-yayi !

    Jayawewa … Sri Lanka … Maaniyeni!

  9. ranjit Says:

    Why we live with so many If’s and But’s. We as a sovereign nation has the right to live as same like other democratic countries around the world. Nobody from outside can come and dictate us to do this and that. This is our Sinhala nation and only home for Sinhalese people. If someone would like to live as a Sri Lankan they are always welcome to do it and live side by side with us peacefully in any part of the land. Nobody can say this is my area and that is his area.This land belongs only to Sri Lankans whether Sinhalese,Tamil,Muslim,Malay or Burgher. Any leader in this land should listen to the people not to outsiders and do what ever they want to please someone or a country. It’s our right to defend our Motherland from any aggression which comes from withing and outside. We will never allow this corrupt Govt of thugs to do as they pleased or allow them to break our homeland in to pieces.

    13 A or B should be scraped without any argument. Our leaders should think of our nation first before anything and do what is good for the country and for all the people irrespective of color or religion. I think majority don’t agree with the 13 amendment therefore it should be abolished at once. We are sending these crooked politicians to work for the country and to it’s people not to enjoy and make a mess with the help of foreign collaborators and foreign powers. Why the people of this country think of themselves and their stomach before anything else why not the country,the religion and the culture we cherished dearly for many many years. Stand up unitedly to safeguard the country from foreign invaders and the groups who were dreaming to have their own homeland within.

  10. SA Kumar Says:

    The North and the East is not a ‘Tamil Homeland’ !

    NCP- Saiva TE
    EPC- Muslim TE
    Other 7PC- Sinhela Lanka

    United ( not Unitary) Mother Lanka for All of us !
    13A is untouchable as long as BNP ( Hindhu Natainalist party) or Congress (13A is their baby) in power .

    so this kolaveri , kolaveri machang !!!

    live & let live until Eelam war V ! (We- Tamil need to pay you back our Nanthi Kaddal owing ).

  11. Christie Says:

    Namaste: Sri Lanka Patriot; Take England and see its history. In the 13th century the administrative language was French. We have taken people to our fold from other countries. They brought lots of things but did not come in large numbers. When ever those who came and tried to set up their own they were curtailed. That is how we had a unified and a monoculture island of people. Mass migration of Indians started with the British arrival and Indians came in large numbers and the settled closer to their origins in the Indian subcontinent. Jai Hind

  12. SA Kumar Says:

    Christe
    please do not cry We all are Kalalath thonis India is only 20 to 30 miles away from Mother Lanka

    Yes We are connected both TE to TN (India) for ever long ago .

  13. Christie Says:

    Namaste: Thank you for your comment. Kallathonis these days are returned back to their origins by countries like Australia. There were Kallathonis held in detention at the Crows island and elsewhere in the fifties. The Indians in Ceylon, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore, Fiji, West Indies including Guyana, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania and other tropical dominions of the former British-Indian Empire now the Indian Empire are Indians who went to those dominions under the cover of the British armory. I have come across all sorts of them and I have not seen any difference among them. When in the West their ghettos are full of them from India and other Indian colonies including the island. Jai Hind

  14. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    SA Kumar:

    I sense you believe that since the Hindu Nationalists are in power it weakens the Buddhist Nationalists. I differ. It strengthens “nationalism” in the region. Be it Hindu Nationalism in India or (Sinhalese) Buddhist Nationalism in Sri Lanka.

    If it is good for India which dominates the region, then it is good enough for Sri Lanka.

    Again I repeat for all those who read my comment and especially the Sinhalese. Please start documenting what you went through before, during and after the war. If not you maybe your parents, or relatives. Only then will the voice of the Sinhalese find representation.

    In a land known to document its history and unique because of it (with only China being the exception) the Sinhalese must save for posterity what happened to them.

    I have had so many comments from other commenters in this forum to Indian forums of me living in the US.

    One must note that it is very unique in Sri Lankan history. Sri Lanka has never seen such an exodus of her people in all her written history of 2500 years. That is because we as Sinhalese did not see any reason to go somewhere else. We were generally content to stay in that paradise.

    that cannot be said of the
    Europeans who faced religious persecution that made them leave to the New world
    The Chinese who faced poverty and oppression
    the same with many educated Indians who found other nations who cherished their talent and had an infrastructure (such as R/D, less corruption, more opportunities etc) to leave

    Sri Lankans left due to problems created just before, and during the war. Many of us remain in a state of Limbo in another nation, another culture and the damage done is irreparable for many of us expats. That too must be documented. Why Sri Lankans left in large numbers when her history shows the opposite.

  15. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    SA KUMAR !!! YOU ARE A GOOD FELLA, BUT BADLY BROUGHT UP.

    YOU ARE DEFINITELY HURTING THE BUDDHIST SENTIMENTS, WHEN YOU SAY *****LORD BUDDHA***** IS A KALLATHONI. LORD BUDDHA DID NOT COME HERE TO LIVE WITH GLORY. HE CAME HERE TO SPREAD HIS MESSAGE ABOUT THE FIVE NOBLE PRECEPTS, AND LEFT.

    PLEAS MAKE AN IMMEDIATE APOLOGY, OR I WILL REQUEST THE MODERATOR TO KEEP YOU OUT OF THIS COLUMN TILL THE END OF THIS MONTH.

    DEAR EDITOR LANKA WEB, DEAR MODERATOR, PLEASE NOTE.

  16. SA Kumar Says:

    I sense you believe that since the Hindu Nationalists are in power it weakens the Buddhist Nationalists.-NO I also believe like you strengthens Buddhist Nationalism in Sri Lanka also our Saiva Nationalism in TE.

    Why this Kolavar , Kolaveri machang ……….

  17. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    SA Kumar:
    The problem with Nationalism is that it does not like its own reflection. That is why the greater nationalist movement of the BJP will subvert the regional nationalist sentiments in India for the greater good of what they call “Bharat” or “Hindustan”.

    that maybe why all of a sudden Jayalalithaa is brought on charges of corruption by a system rigged with corruption. She was brought down with the rise of Modi and the BJP. Same in Sri Lanka. the greater nationalist movement of the Sinhalese Buddhists will suppress any other such movements in Sri Lanka. Call it what you may “Tamil Nationalism” will take second place in Sri Lanka if that means more autonomy to Tamil dominated areas.
    This is happening in India. The BJP, the RSS and Modi want to scrap article 370 which in essence is similar to the Sri Lanka amendment 13. It gives special status to Kashmir and unlike Sri Lanka Kashmir is a disputed territory between India, Pakistan and China. All three nations own some part of that region and yet Modi wants to do away with article 370.

    if Modi can do that and when he does he nor New Delhi will have the moral ground to tell Colombo to uphold amendment 13 or if it is passed to not revoke it.

    One more point for all who read my comment. New Delhi’s domestic policy is to divide troublesome regions. Assam and her separatist movement got a blow with the division of the northeast. So did the Madras Presidency championed by the Justice Party and E.V. Ramaswamy (also called Periyar) in the early 20th century

    I will make this brief. During the British Raj India was administered under the Madras Presidency, Bombay Presidency and Bengal Presidency. Sri Lanka was administered separately as a “crown colony”. During the time of the Mahatma, Ali Jinnah proposed India be divided into
    Pakistan, Dravidistan, Hindustan and Bengalistan.
    Dravidistan was going to be the same as the Madras Presidency and supported by the Justice Party including Periyar. Ali Jinnah at the end backed off and so did the British. India then went on to divide the Madras Presidency into the modern states, and just last year divided Andhra Pradesh to form Telangana . that movement goes back to the Kingdom of Hyderabad under the Nizam. When the Nizam wanted to stay independent of India and Pakistan, New Delhi launched Operation Polo killing an estimated 200 thousand in order to annex that kingdom.

    Ever since then India has effectively divided her states resulting in more dependency on New Delhi and more squabbling among more and more separatist groups. I believe India does not see any difference in doing the same with her neighbors, so Bangladesh was cut off from Pakistan in 71, Sikkim annexed by the vote and the gun and New Delhi continues to support Elam. She may see that as a way to manage both internal and external dissent. She may not see it as an immoral act.

  18. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    One more point: We as the Sinhalese National movement have learned that nothing really is etched in stone. That war which Sri Lanka won should have ended the whole issue of Tamil homelands in Sri Lanka or Tamil autonomy or even Elam. In fact the opposite has happened.

    India took Sri Lanka to the UNHRC for selective human rights violations
    Tamil Nadu resurrected almost all the pro Tamil Tiger out fits
    Rajapakse was summarily ousted out of power by the Tamils and Muslims when they had the opportunity.

    Keeping that this situation is in a constant state of change I propose that the issue of the Indian Tamil tea pickers should be addressed.

    They should be treated in the same manner as “migrant workers” that are common across the Middle East to the USA. They can work the Tea estates, get paid well for it but cannot live in Sri Lanka since they are a byproduct of the British Raj. they should be repatriated to India but allowed to work the Sri Lankan tea estates. that way both communities would get what they want. It is only a suggestion.

  19. Ananda-USA Says:

    SA Kumar … old chap, I don’t like to preach to you what you know so well, but …

    There is NO EXCLUSIVE TAMIL HOMELAND in Sri Lanka! Has NEVER BEEN!

    No Racist Aparthied Tamils-only EELAM will ever be TOLERATED in Sri Lanka! Insisting on it will ONLY IMPOVERISH the Tamils!

    Sri Lanka is the “Homeland” of ALL of its People: Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and Christan alike … without regard to community!

    ONE Nation, of ONE people, sharing ONE Destiny!

    If EELAMISTS don’t like it, TOO BAD,

    they will have to live in that ONE Indivisible Sri Lankan Nation,
    of ONE Indomitable Sri Lankan People,
    sharing ONE Inseparable Sri Lankan Destiny

    whether they LIKE IT or NOT!

    On the other hand, UNREPENTANT, INCURABLY INCONSOLABLE, Eelamists can GIVE UP Sri Lankan citizenship, and EMIGRATE legally to whatever country in the world that will ALLOW THEM TO ESTABLISH an EELAM, but will be FOREVER DENIED to them in Sri Lanka!

    And believe me, NO OTHER COUNTRY will TREAT them as well as Sri Lanka, and they will EARN only the WRATH of those nations as well!

  20. SA Kumar Says:

    PLEAS MAKE AN IMMEDIATE APOLOGY, OR I WILL REQUEST THE MODERATOR TO KEEP YOU OUT OF THIS COLUMN TILL THE END OF THIS MONTH.
    Susantha Wijesinghe My sinhala sakotharam Please do not black mail me Please I am Eelath Thamilan !!!
    the point I was making for only to Christie is We all are Mother Lankan puthalvarkal or We all are Kallaththoniys ie All our reliegn & our language & our ancestre are India origin!

  21. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    SA KUMAR !!! PLEASE DONT RIDICULE LORD BUDDHA. PERIOD.

    APPARENTLY, YOU SEEM TO NOT KNOW THE MEANOING OF “”BLACK MAIL””

  22. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    SA Kumar

    You are wrong when you say “Our language & ancester are India origin” You must understand it of face the truth.

    The Sinhalese language is born in Sri Lanka. IT DOES NOT HAVE ANY ECHO IN INDIA. NOT ONE SINGLE PLACE.
    the Sinhalese culture is born in Sri Lanka. THERE ARE NO SINHALESE IN INDIA THAT ARE NATIVE TO THAT LAND

    Please do not mix up the fact that Sri Lankan Tamil exists ONLY BECAUSE IT WAS FORMED IN TAMIL NADU. When Prince Vijaya Singha came to Sri Lanka in 543 BC he spoke PALI, not Sinhalese.
    When the Tamils came to Sri Lanka they spoke Tamil which was already well developed in India. In that sense we are not the same. FOR 30 PLUS YEARS PRABHAKARAN DRILLED THAT INTO SRI LANKA IF ELAM HAD FORMED YOU WOULD NOT BE HERE TELLING US SINHALESE OF OUR COMMON ROOTS, YOU WILL BE HAPPY IN A DIVIDED SRI LANKA WHERE YOUR ELAM WOULD HAVE EXCLUDED EVERYONE BUT HINDU TAMILS.

  23. SA Kumar Says:

    Ananda-USA
    ONE Nation, of ONE people, sharing ONE Destiny- I like it , but We are Two nation thats all I want to say ,you know rest .

    Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha
    the greater nationalist movement of the Sinhalese Buddhists will suppress any other such movements in Sri Lanka.- Agreed from Eela Raja time to VP time proofed.

  24. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    To all I quote the FIRST PART OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION; WHICH IS A “LIVING DOCUMENT” MEANING IT CAN BE ALTERED AT ANY GIVEN TIME.

    2. Admission or establishment of new States.—2. Admission or establishment of new States.—Parliament may by law
    admit into the Union, or establish, new States on such terms and conditions as it
    thinks fit.

    Please note the above: the Indian Parliament MAY BY LAW ADMIT INTO THE UNION (ELAM OR SIKKIM OR SRI LANKA) OR ESTABLISH, NEW STATES ON SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS…. IT THINKS FIT.

    INDIA CAN DO THAT IN INDIA AND IS DOING THAT WITH HER NEIGHBORS.

  25. SA Kumar Says:

    IT DOES NOT HAVE ANY ECHO IN INDIA. NOT ONE SINGLE PLACE.- please compare sinhala letters with malayalam & telgu than tell me !
    Sakothraya – Sakotharam
    Amme- Amma
    Ov-Om
    modaya-Modan
    dohiya-thuroki
    Wijeyasingha- Wijeyasingham !!!!

  26. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    SA Kumar
    I am not a linguist but you show no aspect of it. The birth and development of the Sinhalese language, the literature and the spoken language is only in Sri Lanka. As I stated earlier it originated from an earlier language of Pali
    Pali is a colloquial language of Sanskrit. Sinhalese literature is one of the oldest Indo Aryan literatures of that family But it is born, developed and rose to full bloom only in Sri Lanka

    Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu in some level came from Tamil. Tamil is considered one of the classic languages of India
    It meets the definition of a classic language.
    -it has no precedence
    -vast body of literature
    -birth of other language from it.

    One more example. You cannot tell a French man that since French uses the same letters as Italians, Germans, English, Portuguese and many other European languages that they then are common to each other. Most of European nations formed along linguistic and ethnic lines. Even though most of their language originated from Latin. they had fought endless wars against each other over party due to these differences. Most European languages belong to the same massive “Indo Aryan” family of languages. Sanskrit is related to Latin and Greece. So the word “Deva” (God) in Sanskrit is the same as “Deo (Latin for God), “Raja” or King in Sanskrit is similar to “Rex” of King in Latin. Yes Sanskrit and Latin are both Classical Indo Aryan Languages that gave birth to many other languages but
    you cannot assume a European would find kinship with a north Indian just because of that connection.

    the Indo Aryan family of Languages are different from the Dravidian family of languages. Now the process of thousands of years of linguistic evolution means words have entered each language. You can find thousands of words in the English language that are foreign to it.
    such as ”
    Paradise (Farsi)
    Bangle (Bengali)
    Jungle (Bengali)
    Shampoo (Hindi)
    Juggernaut (Sanskrit from Juggernath)
    Taboo (Polynesian)
    Tattoo (African- cannot remember the language)
    Orange (First from Spanish and they got it from India. All citrus bearing trees come from India)
    Sarong (Malaysian)
    Thug (from the Indian word thugee)
    Pyjama (I believe Farsi or Arabic)
    Swastika (Sanskrit for Swasti)
    Aryan (Sanskrit for Arya)
    Ginger (Indian word)
    There are thousands of other “English” words from around the world. But no English man claims because of that he is less “English”

    I am sure there are words in modern day Sinhalese that have entered it from south India to European languages but that still makes it a Sinhalese heritage.
    the development and evolution of language is fluid but it still retains the basic character that makes it stand out.
    finally you will also find similar lettering between Sinhalese and Bengali but you will not expect a Bengali to consider himself a Sinhalese or as in your example a Tamil or Malayali to consider themselves Sinhalese

  27. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Finally SA Kumar
    there are words in Sinhalese that are similar in sound to English and mean the same long before either language had anything to do with one another.
    Eyes in English is “as” in Sinhalese
    Teeth in English is “Dath” in Sinhalese
    Nose in English is “Nayer” in Sinhalese
    You in English is “oya” in Sinhalese
    Water in English is “wature” in Sinhalese (in Tamil it is Thannee)

    But that does not make either an English man or a Sinhalese man linked as blood brothers.

  28. SA Kumar Says:

    Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha
    I stated earlier it originated from an earlier language of Pali- Thats what I want to say We all are Kallathoniys including our language.

    Live & let’s live until Eelam war V !!!

  29. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    No we are not “all Kallathoniys” because Tamils make sure that we are not. Tamils (both in India and in Sri Lanka) have emphasized what is different between Sinhalese and Tamils more than the Sinhalese. If not for them the Prabhakaran led Tamil Tiger war would not have happened.
    Tamils like any group in Sri Lanka can come up with a laundry list of problems but NO Group has used that to justify dividing up Sri Lanka except for the Tamils both in Sri Lanka, India and abroad. Not even the end of the war crushed that movement. If you genuinely believe Sinhalese and Tamils are nothing more than citizens of Sri Lanka I believe you speak for yourself. From the TNA, to Karunanidhi to Jayalalithaa disagree with you.

  30. SA Kumar Says:

    If you genuinely believe Sinhalese and Tamils are nothing more than citizens of Sri Lanka I believe you speak for yourself
    Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha when I put you as kallaththonini now you say We both are not kallaththonis.
    this kallaththoni not kallaththonis are not matter here my sinhala brother how to live together in our mother Lanka with out any fight each other in future as we both lived last 2,600 years according to our Mahavamsam!

    hope & pray our head of state will find solution now after 33 years war !

    United ( not Unitary) Mother Lanka better than separation
    as My dream Maha veli come to Irana Madu Kullam .

  31. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    SA Kumar

    1) Tamils fought a brutal war for 30 years for a separate land called Elam. That act will never be forgotten in a nation (Sri Lanka) that documents her history.

    2) After the war ended in 2009. Tamil Nadu resurrected pro Tamil Tiger outfits which thrive to this day, India had 3 motions drawn out on Sri Lanka for 3 years on selective human rights charges only for the end of the war and made sure she is excluded and the Tamils are excluded.

    3) During 2009 to 2013 Buddhist priests were beaten in Tanjore Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa went on the offensive against New Delhi’s policies of anything to do with the Sinhalese in ALL OF INDIA and not just in Tamil Nadu

    4) The Tamil National Alliance chose to consult with Chennai and New Delhi on domestic political issues. That is tantamount to treason. If the US Democratic or Republican party went to Moscow to consult on Domestic issues I do not believe a single American would stand for that.

    5) Tamil Fishermen regularly invaded Sri Lankan waters as Jayalalithaa made that into a campaign. Tamil Nadu politicians then went on a crusade about the island of Katchacheevu. NOT A SINGLE SRI LANKAN TAMIL LEADER STOOD UP TO THEM

    6) SRI LANKAN TAMILS TO THIS DAY continue to call more and more territory in Sri Lanka as TAMIL HOMELANDS

    AND YOU HAVE THE NERVE TO WRITE TO ME THAT ALL IS WELL WITH THE SINHALESE AND TAMILS IN SRI LANKA?

  32. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    One more issue’

    SRI LANKA’S CHRONICLES DOCUMENT THE INVASIONS OF TAMIL KINGDOMS. OUTSIDE OF THE EUROPEAN POWERS SRI LANKA HAS NOT HAD ANY ISSUE WITH ANY OTHER POWER EXCEPT WITH INDIAN TAMILS. THAT INCLUDES

    KALINGA MAGHA’S INVASION
    THE INDIAN TAMIL TEA PICKERS BROUGHT TO SRI LANKA BY THE BRITISH CHANGING THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF SRI LANKA.

  33. SA Kumar Says:

    Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha
    I real do not understand why you are talking about TN or India with a Mother Lanka Tamil.
    We-Hela Demilaya fight for TE for ever !!! From Eelara (Eela Raja) to VP our fight is not finish !
    Until Eelam war V live & lets live !!

  34. SA Kumar Says:

    RI LANKA’S CHRONICLES DOCUMENT THE INVASIONS OF TAMIL KINGDOMS.-
    in our both life time We know who invite Indian
    1) Sirima for JVP
    2) JR inviteD IPKF
    3) MR invited to kill VP
    so Sinhalese invite Indian into Mother Lanka not We-Tamils
    Have ever behave like majority responsible people ? NO
    EG: forget We-Tamils & Muslim Have you ever thought about Estate Tamils ? Have They Sinhala or Bhuddisum? NO
    Why ? You all modayas talk about Unitary ,Unitary ok forget about NEP Tamil We are big head greedy bustard
    what about these Estate Tamil Living Last 100 more years most of them burn in Mother Lanka after 1948, Have you done any thing to bring as Mother Lanka ? No
    my sinhala brother walk up !!!

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